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A Dubai visitor has been arrested and jailed for offering obscene services online. The man, who is a 22-year-old Moroccan national, had been accused in June of promoting sexual services and prostitution thru Snapchat, as reported by Gulf News. According to a lieutenant at the Cybercrime section of Dubai Police, they came across the man’s… Read More

The UAE Cybercrimes Law prescribes rules on what we are allowed and not allowed to do online. Just recently, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree introducing changes to Federal Decree-Law No. 05 of 2012 on Combatting Cybercrimes. Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 presents amendments to Articles 26,… Read More

So far this year, the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has closed down almost 5,000 social media accounts as well as 30 websites, The National reported. For what reason, you may ask? They had been selling counterfeit or “fake” goods. Working closely with affected brands, the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection sector of the… Read More

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A beauty blogger and influencer from Kuwait is currently a subject of criticisms from many social media  users after she complained about Filipino domestic workers getting days off and keeping their passports. Kuwaiti blogger, Sondos Alqattan, shared her dismay over a recent law in Kuwait which protects rights household service workers. Also Read: Is it… Read More

Dubai Police recently arrested a man for filming and sharing a video of another man crying at a customer service centre. The video — which quickly spread online last Friday night — shows a man in tears upon learning that his relative had incurred a huge amount in traffic fines. According to The National, Dubai… Read More

In the UAE, spreading false information via social media, print, or any other means is illegal. Just recently, authorities have clarified that a video showing a man caught on fire at the Dubai Mall is not true. As a matter of fact, the incident did not happen in Dubai at all! In the video, which lasts… Read More

Spreading fake news is a criminal offense in the UAE. Anyone can get into trouble for sharing false information via social media, print, or other means. Similarly, spreading malicious information about the UAE and its leaders is considered as a very serious offense, indeed! Recently, a man was found guilty of defaming the UAE through social… Read More

The law in the UAE includes rules on going online and using the Internet. In relation to this, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued a statement, cautioning everyone against publishing or sharing fake news via social media networks. Specifically, the regulatory body put emphasis on Article 29 of Federal No. 5 of 2012,… Read More

With a huge number of Pinoys having jobs in Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE, the country includes a significant Filipino-speaking population. Remarkably, the government has recognized this by making official announcements using our national language! To better communicate with the Pinoy community in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Police has started broadcasting announcements in Filipino, the… Read More

A delegation from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila is visiting Dubai next week, April 2-7, 2018. Their purpose will be to promote community engagement as well as to bring the Philippine government closer to the people by using social media channels. Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes shared that the delegation will include DFA Undersecretary… Read More

Previously, we have talked about rules for using social media in the UAE. Posting pictures of people without their permission, for instance, is a big no-no. Likewise, posting content that is offensive to Islamic morals and values could lead to a huge fine and several years in jail! Meanwhile, the National Media Council (NMC) recently announced… Read More

Just the other day, we talked about social media rules in the UAE and the consequences of sharing inappropriate posts online. As if by coincidence, a woman has been jailed and fined recently in Abu Dhabi. Her crime? Posting and sharing indecent videos on the Internet. Related Post: 21 Tips First-Time Visitors to the UAE Authorities… Read More

In this day and age, social media plays a major role in our lives. We use it to post status updates and photos of our activities. We often share news and announcements via our social networks. Moreover, we use social media to communicate with our families and friends across the globe. We shouldn’t forget, however,… Read More